Here is the list of upcoming new Hyundai cars at Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi – pics and specs
The 14th edition of Asia’s largest motoring show, Delhi Auto Expo 2018 is still 6 months away, but globally renowned automakers have started their preparations to make it a big one. Speculations on different products coming at the 2018 edition of the country’s most respected auto show have already begun. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker is likely to unveil at least 5 new cars, while Mahindra is expected to showcase a range of new utility vehicles at the event. In order to further increase market share, Hyundai is also considering showcasing its future products at the biennial event. Here’s a complete list of upcoming Hyundai cars at Auto Expo 2018, and it includes both the all-new products and refreshes. Read More – Upcoming New Cars At Auto Expo 2018
|Hyundai Cars At Auto Expo 2018||Launch Date|
|New Hyundai Santro||2018-19|
|Hyundai Creta facelift||2018|
|New Hyundai Sonata||2019|
|Hyundai Elite i20 facelift||2018|
After launching the Hyundai Creta, which received overwhelming response, Hyundai is now aiming to enter into the sub-4 metre SUV segment. At the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the Korean giant had showcased the Carlino concept. If reports are to be believed, the production-spec Carlino compact SUV will join the other upcoming Hyundai cars at the Auto Expo 2018. Though the Carlino concept was developed on i20 platform, the final product could underpin the Grand i10’s platform. This will help Hyundai price it competitively in the market.
Likely to be launched by the end of 2018 or early 2019, this compact SUV will rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. If reports are to be believed, the compact SUV could be powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine. This engine is good for 118bhp and 171Nm of torque. The diesel engine will be a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi unit that produces 89bhp of power and 220Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual and an automatic unit. Read More
|Expected Price||Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 11 lakh|
|Engine||1.0L petrol & 1.4L Diesel|
|Competition||Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport|
In order to keep its sales momentum, Hyundai is set to give a major makeover to India’s favorite premium hatchback – Elite i20 – in 2018. Speculations are on rife that the hatchback will share the podium with several Hyundai cars at Auto Expo 2018. Testing of the updated model has already been started on Indian roads. It will receive cosmetic upgrades to exterior as well as interior. The premium hatchback will be equipped with newly styled front fascia, which is similar to Hyundai’s new signature profile. Upfront, the hatchback features Hyundai’s new family Cascade type grille, revised headlamps, bumpers and fog lamps. The rear section too is expected to gain major change in the form of new tail-lamps and bumper.
Inside the cabin, the premium hatchback is likely to get an advanced infotainment system that will be supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The i20 will continue to feature the same set of engines that include a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.4-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre petrol (AT Only). This model is also likely to get a new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that is expected to produce around 120bhp and 172Nm of torque. Read More
|Expected Price||Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 9 lakh|
|Specs||1.2L Petrol, 1.4L Petrol & 1.4L Diesel|
|Competition||Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz, VW Polo|
The Santro brand was the most important product for the Korean giant, which had set the ball rolling for Hyundai in India. Launched in late 1990s, the vehicle became an instant popular among first time car buyers in the country. The iconic Santro brand is set to mark its re-entry in the Indian market. With the entry-level space becoming more and more exciting, this one is our favorite among upcoming Hyundai cars at Auto Expo 2018. It will be launched as a replacement to the i10 brand, which was discontinued in late 2016. To be positioned between the Grand i10 and Eon, the small car will rival the Renault Kwid, Tata Tiago and others in its league.
Likely to get an evolutionary design, the next generation Santro will come equipped with a new set of engines. While the previous model had tall-boy design, the next Santro is likely to get sharp, crossover-ish styling. It is expected that Hyundai will showcase the concept version of the car, while the production-spec model is likely to be rolled out by the end of 2018. The small car is expected to come with two petrol engines – 1.1-litre iRDE and 1.2-litre Kappa. It will also be the first Hyundai car to feature an AMT gearbox. Read More
|Expected Price||Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh|
|Specs||1.1L Petrol, 1.2L Petrol|
|Competition||Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid|
Besides small cars, India will also witness some ultra-luxury Hyundai cars at Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi. The Korean giant will also unveil the Ioniq hybrid sedan at the biennial event. Despite increase in tax structure post GST, Hyundai is expected to continue with its plans of introducing hybrid cars in India. Design inspiration for this premium car comes from Hyundai’s latest Fluidic design philosophy, which we have already seen on several new-age Hyundai cars in India. Design highlights include cascading hexagonal grille, vertically C-shaped LED daytime running lamps and 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The cabin will have all-black dashboard with several controls for hassle-free operations.
This plug-in hybrid model is powered by a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder Kappa petrol engine paired to a 8.9kWh lithium-ion battery. The hybrid powertrain has a combined power output of 165bhp. The battery alone produces 60bhp and offers an all-electric range of 50kms. The vehicle will rival against the Toyota Prius. Read More
|Expected Price||Rs 30 lakh to Rs 35 lakh|
|Specs||1.6L Petrol + 8.9kWh lithium-ion battery|
Ever since its launch in 2015, the Hyundai Creta has been one of the most favourite SUVs among car buyers. The Korean brand will give a major makeover to this popular SUV in 2018. Hyundai has already launched the updated model in the Brazilian market, and similar changes are also expected in the India-spec model. The model is expected to share the center stage with other Hyundai cars at Auto Expo 2018. It will get cosmetic upgrades and several new features. Following Hyundai’s new family design, the vehicle is expected to feature cascading front grille and slightly revised headlamps.
Mechanically, the SUV will remain the same, featuring 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol, 1.4-litre CRDi and 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT oil burner. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic unit. Know More…
|Expected Price||Rs 9 lakh to Rs 14 lakh|
|Engine Specs||1.6L Petrol, 1.4L & 1.6L Diesel|
|Competition||Honda BRV, Renault Duster|
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|Expected Price||Rs 30 lakh|
|Competition||Honda Accord, Toyota Camry|
This brings us to the end of our special article on upcoming Hyundai cars at Auto Expo 2018, let us know about your favourite ones among these. Read More – New Toyota Cars At Auto Expo 2018